Laurie Lovely

Northern California Fertility Medical Center

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Medical SchoolEmory
ResidencyKeesler AF Base
FellowshipU. of North Carolina
Roseville
1130 Conroy Lane
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 571-0945
Sacramento
1111 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 571-0945
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Laurie Lovely to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 88%Neutral: 8%Don't recommend: 4%9.3
16 assessments
  • 88% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 8% Neutral (7-8)
  • 4% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
9.6
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
9.6
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
6.6
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Northern California Fertility Medical Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 85%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 3%9.4
95 assessments
  • 85% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 3% Don't recommend (0-6)
16 assessments
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
Dr. Lovely doesn't come off as superior but in fact has a lovely bed side manner. ... She did offer is endometrial scratch as well as more info on genetic testing. ... I was a bit shocked to hear I'd be hopped around to different Doctors in the practice ... I am so appreciative of her thoroughness and the time she gives to her patients. ... She listen very well and also her humor does lighten the mood!
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I was a bit shocked to hear I'd be hopped around to different Doctors in the practice not just exclusively seeing her. I quickly learned that she put her faith in these other great physicians and that they all work as extensions of one another. Each one seemed just as invested as she was. I am so appreciative of her thoroughness and the time she gives to her patients. She always says when in doubt please call. I never feel like I'm bothering her.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely doesn't come off as superior but in fact has a lovely bed side manner. I was switched to her in the middle of my infertility journey and she put me at ease despite the circumstance of changing Doctors. She is very direct but also let's you know she is there to help and provide info, she never pushes her agenda only your own. She listen very well and also her humor does lighten the mood!
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
She did offer is endometrial scratch as well as more info on genetic testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Alyssa)
I wish Alyssa could be my friend in real life. I cant Express all the ways she has helped make this process doable and make me feel so much love and support. She basically rocks!
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I think the staff is great! Very supportive and compassionate through and through. The answering service cant answer very many questions and calling in after hours was a pain, or on weekends. They didnt seem to be as connected. The billing department staff left ALOT to be desired.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
My entire cycle one is between 17,250- 18,000. This includes monitoring, meds, cyro freeze for a year, retrieval and transfer.
10
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Laurie Lovely
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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10
Age
29 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Dr Lovely has always made my husband and I feel very comfortable. She is thorough in explaining all parts of the process from preparation, to possible complications/risks, alternate plans available, and results. We always feel well prepared and informed of what we're doing.... We started with medicated IUI cycles as I have PCOS and we have a slight sperm count the issue. I tried letrozole and clomid but did not respond/ovulate. Dr Lovely then recommend a mixed IUI cycle of letrozole and gonal-f injections, which I did respond to, we tried 5 rounds but we did not concieve. After those IUIs failed it was recommended that we move onto IVF. We are part way through our first IVF cycle and now have frozen emrbros waiting for transfer.
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Age
29 - 31
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 4 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Lovely has always made my husband and I feel very comfortable. She is thorough in explaining all parts of the process from preparation, to possible complications/risks, alternate plans available, and results. We always feel well prepared and informed of what we're doing.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Be open and honest with what you're going through, as she's there to help.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Lovely always takes the time to fully listen, she answers any and all questions, follows up and provides you with the best options for your specific situation.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We started with medicated IUI cycles as I have PCOS and we have a slight sperm count the issue. I tried letrozole and clomid but did not respond/ovulate. Dr Lovely then recommend a mixed IUI cycle of letrozole and gonal-f injections, which I did respond to, we tried 5 rounds but we did not concieve. After those IUIs failed it was recommended that we move onto IVF. We are part way through our first IVF cycle and now have frozen emrbros waiting for transfer.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Dottie/Alyssa)
The staff has always been supportive, communicative and understanding of our journey. I appreciate them all.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Every time I've gone into the office everyone from reception to nurses and Dr's my visits have been enjoyable and comfortable. Appointment times are honored and I've never had a long wait. I greatly appreciate that they are open 7 days a week, including holidays.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Our insurance covers a portion of our treatments. Then there was our out of pocket fee based on treatment, IUI or IVF, due to NCFMC on or before cycle day 1. Then there were medication fees due to my pharmacy for medications needed for treatment.
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
All the Dr.'s at NCFMC have encouraged only one embryo transfer at a time. They have been very informative and provided statistics on why this option is preferred, both for my safety and that of our future babies. My husband and I trust their opinions and have agreed to only transfer one at a time.
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Lost paperwork
10
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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10
Age
21
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
She [Dr. Lovely] made me feel like a human because she treated me like a friend and she also gave me the bad news in a very great way...she never made me feel bad or she never made me feel that I couldn't do it...she always had very much faith in me and I feel so grateful for her...she was so much help and I know she tried very hard for me and my husband to get the loan...She had me go get an hsg and that's when it showed that I had one blocked tube and when we found that out she gave me some fertility medicine to make me ovulate...and she was hoping for me to get an IUI but never really got to it so now I am just waiting to actually have enough money to get one
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Age
21
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I just feel like if I would had the money I would have been able to get pregnant she was so much help and I know she tried very hard for me and my husband to get the loan but you need very good credit to get the loan and our credit isn't so great but I just know that if I would have gotten it she would have got me what I wanted
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
I highly recommend you see doctor lovely only because she will make you feel at home and she will make you feel like anything is possible if you just try hard enough
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She made me feel like a human because she treated me like a friend and she also gave me the bad news in a very great way she never made me feel bad or she never made me feel that I couldn't do it she always had very much faith in me and I feel so grateful for her
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
She had me go get an hsg and that's when it showed that I had one blocked tube and when we found that out she gave me some fertility medicine to make me ovulate and she was hoping for me to get an IUI but never really got to it so now I am just waiting to actually have enough money to get one
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was very good and they always showed very good compassion and every time I had a question they would contact me within an hour and always have the answer for me
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I wouldn't really say that the clinic had any weaknesses because they are a very good Clinic and they care very much about their patients the good thing about them is that they make you feel really good about yourself and then make you feel like you can do it and they make you also feel like a baby will come your way
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I did have to pay $80 per visit but it was only because I didn't have any insurance besides medical and Medicaid does not cover fertility treatment but other than that my spouse did have insurance so his covered most of his appointments but other than that it was all worth paying
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
We never really bought it up in our conversations
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Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
Nursing
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9
Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
Dr. Lovely is very honest in her opinion of your individual situation I believe. She is very compassionate to the struggle and emotional toll treatment takes on you during treatment. She is very encouraging and informative...Dr. Lovely gave me two plans to decide on. One plan was using my own eggs with that plan we were to remove my eggs now due to my age and my low AMH number. ..
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Age
40 - 41
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely is very honest in her opinion of your individual situation I believe. She is very compassionate to the struggle and emotional toll treatment takes on you during treatment. She is very encouraging and informative. I original saw Dr. Lovely for a consultation when she was at California IVF and when I decided to proceed with IVF away from Kaiser I specifically decided to go to NCFMC to be seen by Dr. Lovely. She was also recommended by my treating doctor at Kaiser.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Listen and trust in her guidance.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely is very personable. She gives you the information in a way that makes it easier to understand and handle. She is very supportive and encouraging.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Lovely gave me two plans to decide on. One plan was using my own eggs with that plan we were to remove my eggs now due to my age and my low AMH number. Then we would freeze the embryo's and have them PGS tested. She wanted me to lose some weight that I had gained from treatment I had received at Kaiser for polyps on my Uterus. When I was given the all clear by Kaiser we proceeded with IVF treatment. I was give the maximum dosage of medicine due to my poor response during my IUI treatments with Kaiser. Unfortunately I did not respond well, while we thought there were possibly 7 good follicles they were only able to retrieve 3 eggs. One egg wasn't mature, one didn't fertilize. The third egg looked beautiful on the 5th day, but unfortunately during the PGS testing we discovered it had to many chromosomes and would not produce a baby. I'll be meeting with Dr. Lovely for my follow appointment to discuss using an Egg Donor.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Alyssa )
The nursing staff was very compassionate and kind
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Because of the structure of the facility you see which every doctor is on duty for that days schedule. I would have liked to seen my assigned doctor more during the ultra sounds and check ups. But overall the staff if very pleasant and helpful.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I selected financing through ARC there was a set price for the treatment plan with NCFMC it was very detailed and easy to understand. The cost including medication was $20k the only cost I had to pay outside of that was for the sperm and PGS testing which was $3800 together.
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I don't have any comments on this section because I did not get this far. However. Dr. Lovely and I did discuss that if I had multiple embryos that made it past the PGS testing we would only transfer a single embryo because it would have a higher chance of being successful. I was in agreement with that because I know that twins poses a much higher risk.
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Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
Nursing
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
I felt that Dr. Lovely really treated you like a person and not just another patient coming through the door. She helped us with any questions we had along the way. We were honestly sad when she left California IVF Davis.... We did one IUI cycle with Dr. Lovely. I have low egg reserves for my age and Dr. Lovely felt that an IUI cycle would have the same success rate as an IVF cycle for me since my hormone levels were already high and I still was not producing many eggs. I used Leuprolide and Menopur during my cycle with a trigger shot before insemination. I produced two viable eggs with no pregnancy as the result.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2014 - 2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Latino, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
I felt that Dr. Lovely really treated you like a person and not just another patient coming through the door. She helped us with any questions we had along the way. We were honestly sad when she left California IVF Davis.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
It is okay to cry in front of Dr. Lovely as she does not judge you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
I felt that Dr. Lovely's bedside manner was amazing. She was very caring and it honestly felt like she cared on how you were doing during the cycle. She answered all questions we had and tried to reassure us every step of the way.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We did one IUI cycle with Dr. Lovely. I have low egg reserves for my age and Dr. Lovely felt that an IUI cycle would have the same success rate as an IVF cycle for me since my hormone levels were already high and I still was not producing many eggs. I used Leuprolide and Menopur during my cycle with a trigger shot before insemination. I produced two viable eggs with no pregnancy as the result.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Samantha Shahin)
Samantha made getting my prescriptions, appointments, and understanding how to use the prescriptions so much easier. She always made sure to check in with me on each phone call to ask how I was doing which shows a lot of compassion. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better coordinator.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The only negative thing I would say about this clinic is that the wait times can get a bit long. I have waited as long as 30 to 45 minutes for my appointment and once getting into the exam room been out in 10 minutes. Their strengths however, are their nurse coordinator and front desk staff. They always remember your name and it makes it feel like you aren't just a number.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
My cost for my IUI cycle with Dr. Lovely was roughly $4,000 due to the amount of each medication I needed. Luckily, my insurance covered a portion of it and another large portion was covered by my FLEX spend insurance account.
What specific things went wrong at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Davis
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr Lovely was very upfront about expectations and when we didn't get a favorable result with PGS testing, she was helpful with deciding next steps and understanding of our emotions during a tough time.... Dr Lovely has been respectful, knowledgeable and compassionate during the whole process. She took time to answer all our questions and never made us feel like we had to rush out or that we were just another couple to go in and out of the clinic.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Lovely has been respectful, knowledgeable and compassionate during the whole process. She took time to answer all our questions and never made us feel like we had to rush out or that we were just another couple to go in and out of the clinic. I would 100% recommend her to other couples with infertility.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Bring all the questions you have, she will be happy to answer them and give advice. She also gave us lots of options for treatment, depending on factors such as age, budget, emotional expenses.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr Lovely was very upfront about expectations and when we didn't get a favorable result with PGS testing, she was helpful with deciding next steps and understanding of our emotions during a tough time.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Alyssa Schnorr)
Alyssa was amazing. She had everything organized and she was also a cheerleader through the whole process. She responds to emails promptly and just overall was a huge support.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
This clinic is organized, professional and clean. They have staff to assist through everything, including finances. I met with several doctors through my treatment and was equally happy with them all. I felt like they really cared about us and want for us to succeed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
IVF cycle was $12,500 including ICSI, PGS biopsy and cryopreservation. Another approx. $4000 for medications and we also paid for PGS testing through Igenomix. I'm not sure of the price for PGS.
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Dr Lovely advised us that single embryo transfer would be advised in our situation, due to my age and that it's safer for mother and baby to have a singleton pregnancy. She also said she had a patient that put in 2 embryos, one split, so they ended up with triplets, which is even more dangerous.
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Doctor
Laurie Lovely
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Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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10
Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Dr. Lovely knew the background and challenges my husband and I were facing and spoke to us like friends. She catered our consult to exactly our situation and made us feel like individuals she truly cared about.... Dr. Lovely is incredibly smart, kind, and has a warm bedside manner. I was so nervous I was going to burst j to tears at some point during our consult but she made me feel comfortable and confident in our future outcome.
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Age
33
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Consultant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely is incredibly smart, kind, and has a warm bedside manner. I was so nervous I was going to burst j to tears at some point during our consult but she made me feel comfortable and confident in our future outcome.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Schedule your consult ASAP because there can be a bit of a wait for new patients. Nothing with IVF happens quickly so knowing that up front can help curb frustration.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely knew the background and challenges my husband and I were facing and spoke to us like friends. She catered our consult to exactly our situation and made us feel like individuals she truly cared about.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
N/A consult and exam only.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff has been great. The clinic is a busy place and as a new patient who has not started an IVF cycle yet, I understand I am not the highest priority but the nurses always responded to my questions or emails in a timely fashion.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I chose NCFMC because of the convenient location and their reviews. I have been impressed with their success rates and the organization of the Clinic. Each new patient gets a patient portal where all results and documents are stored and we have had open communication with our doctors and nurses as we complete all of our prerequisites before starting our cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Cash pay prices have been: $225 for a consult and exam, $199 per person for genetic screening for myself and my husband. $300 for initial blood work needed before starting IVF.
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Dr. Laurie typically only transfers one embryo which made me feel very comfortable. I didn’t want to feel pressured to transfer multiple and was happy that her typical process was in line with what my husband and I also hoped for.
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Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
Nursing
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2
Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS
2
We saw doctor Lovely for the first couple of appointments. We made us feel that we should have no worries at all and lead us to believe that the process would be simple. We ended up with zero embryos with no explanation. We were ever able to actually speak to Dr. Lovely...She was a good communicator was and open to answering any questions. We saw her for very few appointments, however. We mostly worked with her nurse.
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Age
27
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
PCOS
2
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
We saw doctor Lovely for the first couple of appointments. We made us feel that we should have no worries at all and lead us to believe that the process would be simple. We ended up with zero embryos with no explanation. We were ever able to actually speak to Dr. Lovely. The owner of the clinic took over our case, for which we were grateful.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
She is not a doctor that we were visit again. We could have just had a negative experience because of our situation. She may be a great doctor, but didn't have great results with our case.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
She was a good communicator was and open to answering any questions. We saw her for very few appointments, however. We mostly worked with her nurse.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We did reciprocal IVF where I did the egg retrieval, and my wife carried the embryos.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Linda Goldsworth)
Linda is the reason we continued our IVF journey. We wanted to give up on reciprocal IVF after our failed cycle. Linda grew to understand what was important to us in creating a family, and because of her we have the family of our dreams.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The clinic has since moved to their Sacramento location. Both clinic locations are very organized with great staff. We were very impressed with the communication from the nursing staff and their willingness to help.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
About $25,000 for egg retrieval and implantation
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
We didn't get far along enough in the process to discuss embryo transfer.
2
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Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
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California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Davis
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9
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
My doctor is very personable and understanding. She [Dr. Lovely] provides very good information and ensures that we understand what’s going on at all times.... She has lots of confidence and experience. She is able to answer our questions in a thoughtful manner. We had a very good experience working with her.... I’ve tried a natural frozen embryo transfer cycle and a hormone replacement cycle. Both for different reasons. I’m still in the middle of the ladder cycle.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She’s very nice and very understanding. She has lots of confidence and experience. She is able to answer our questions in a thoughtful manner. We had a very good experience working with her. We would recommend her to others as well.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
To just ask any questions that they may have instead of googling!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
My doctor is very personable and understanding. She provides very good information and ensures that we understand what’s going on at all times.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I’ve tried a natural frozen embryo transfer cycle and a hormone replacement cycle. Both for different reasons. I’m still in the middle of the ladder cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Alyssa Schnorr)
She’s very organized, understanding and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Strengths- very organized, friendly and experienced. Also, they are very punctual. The staff have been great all around. I also appreciate their honesty and candidness. Weakness- it would be nice to be able to see one doctor more consistently.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Total care has been around $26,000 including medications. This is for one retrieval and two embryo transfers
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Our doctor recommended a single, but we opted to transfer two embryos both times.
9
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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8
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
[Dr. Lovely has an] Amiable personality, easy to communicate with. Knowledgeable about the subject and willing to share information with patients. Satisfied as to how treatment was set out. From first visit to the last felt involved in treatment and was provided with a lot of information as to why treatment was set out the way it was. Felt my questions/concerns were seriously taken into consideration and addressed in a respectful manner.
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Latino
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
8
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Amiable personality, easy to communicate with. Knowledgeable about the subject and willing to share information with patients. Satisfied as to how treatment was set out. From first visit to the last felt involved in treatment and was provided with a lot of information as to why treatment was set out the way it was. Felt my questions/concerns were seriously taken into consideration and addressed in a respectful manner.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She is not at the clinic full time which means treatment by other doctors is highly probable.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Felt like a human- time was taken by doctors, nurses and staff at clinic to answer questions, address concerns and go over procedures in a detailed manner.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: Courtney)
Amiable nursing staff. Great coordinators who were knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Phone calls were not always answered but were returned in a timely manner.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The clinic is staffed with doctors, nurses and other miscellaneous staff dedicated to helping struggling couples, patients achieve their dream of parenthood. Cooperation among them in order to achieve this is noticeable. Patients thoughts are treated respectfully. Information about procedures is not hidden and shared with patient in detail without being asked for.
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Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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10
Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
She’s great and would recommend her. Very informative. I only saw her [Dr. Lovely] a couple of times becaus when your body is ready you see the doctor on duty at the time so I saw 3 other doctors over the course of the 8 months...We tried meds with intercourse for 4 months. When I didn’t get pregnant we progressed to IUI. We did that several times with one round resulting in IUI 2 days in a row...
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Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She’s great and would recommend her. Very informative. I only saw her a couple of times becaus when your body is ready you see the doctor on duty at the time so I saw 3 other doctors over the course of the 8 months
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Prepare for the long haul
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Everyone was always so nice and supportive
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
We tried meds with intercourse for 4 months. When I didn’t get pregnant we progressed to IUI. We did that several times with one round resulting in IUI 2 days in a row. I ended up being 12 days late in December but the Beta came back negative and then 2 days later I ended up starting. Without having a positive pregnancy test it was either an early miscarriage or my body was just acting up from the hormones.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I always spoke to the same 2 nurses and they were very nice and helpful
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Strengths would be they are helpful, insightful, and compassionate. All the doctors and nurses always spoke to me like they remembered me and they were genuine in how I was doing. Weaknesses would be the cost. They are a higher priced than some other clinics locally.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
It was around 1200 a month when we did the IUI
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
We didn’t discuss this
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Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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10
Age
27 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
She's a warm and caring person. She [Dr. Lovely] does her best to make you feel comfortable. She gives you the facts and numbers even if they aren't the greatest. She never makes you feel rushed or like your feelings don't matter. I know I broke down in her office more than once and she never made me feel bad about it or like it was an inconvenience to her.... She truly listens to you and explains everything to you more than once if needed.
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2012 - 2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Sales Representative
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
She's a warm and caring person. She does her best to make you feel comfortable. She gives you the facts and numbers even if they aren't the greatest. She never makes you feel rushed or like your feelings don't matter. I know I broke down in her office more than once and she never made me feel bad about it or like it was an inconvenience to her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
Trust her
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center?
She truly listens to you and explains everything to you more than once if needed. Never once did I feel like she didn't care or was in a hurry.
Describe your experience with your nurse at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
The nursing staff was amazing! They did their best to make you feel comfortable and explained everything very well.
Describe your experience with California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
Everyone at the clinic was very nice and helpful. The waiting area could have been larger. I feel like towards the end of my treatment the clinic was trying to grow too fast. There were too many doctors and it started feel less comfortable.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.
I didn't have to pay anything beyond a copay until it came time for IVF. The IVF obviously was very expensive. At the time they did not offer the refund program they do now. I paid approximately $15,000 for my IVF and medications
10
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
California IVF: Davis Fertility Center
Davis
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10
Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
She [Dr. Lovely] took the time to answer all my questions even if I felt it may have been a stupid one. She took the time to get to know me and my husband first before we even started talking about fertility treatment ... She never treated me as a “patient” I was always a person to her, she was very kind and compassionate. She was always upfront with us about everything in terms of our treatment plan and possible set backs.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She never treated me as a “patient” I was always a person to her, she was very kind and compassionate. She was always upfront with us about everything in terms of our treatment plan and possible set backs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
To request her as she is amazing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She took the time to answer all my questions even if I felt it may have been a stupid one. She took the time to get to know me and my husband first before we even started talking about fertility treatments.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
They are a very welcoming clinic from the front office staff to the staff in the back. They always had a smile on their face and never looked as though they didn’t like their job. I never felt like I was being rushed at check in or check out.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
My insurance covered it at 50% but even then the cost was well below what I thought or expected it to be.
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
The doctor let me choose how many embryos to transfer up to 2 as she stated they are my embryos.
10
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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10
Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Dr. Lovely is very understanding, and she does her best to make sure I understand what is going to be done. She made sure I was comfortable during my visit with her, and since I don't have health care insurance she tries her best to save me money while still providing me with the best care possible...She explain every step of the way...She was very knowledgeable about what she is doing.
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Age
33
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
As a patient Dr. Lovely made sure that I know what is to be expected of the visit. She explain every step of the way. And she make sure that I understand everything. She was very knowledgeable about what she is doing. She tries her best to make me feel as comfortable as possible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She is very knowledgeable about what she is doing, and she understands what you are going through.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely is very understanding, and she does her best to make sure I understand what is going to be done. She made sure I was comfortable during my visit with her, and since I don't have health care insurance she tries her best to save me money while still providing me with the best care possible.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are very nice. Anytime I have a question the try their best to respond back to me as soon as possible.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
This clinic is nice and clean. All the staff are very nice and compassionate about what the do. The doctors are very professional and yet the understand what a patient is going thru.
10
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
Nursing
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9
Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
She [Dr. Laurie Lovely] was positive, informative, non-patronizing, empathetic and encouraging. She also joked with us through the tense times. I really enjoyed meeting with her. Even when news was disappointing, I preferred hearing it from her.... She was always optimistic though realistic. She also checked in with me via email -- even on her time off... I was on high dose meds. Limited success with first round of IVF ( ET successful but no resulting embryo or baby).
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Age
37 - 38
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
South Asian, Ashkenazi Jewish
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 5 Docs
Treatment
4 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She was positive, informative, non-patronizing, empathetic and encouraging. She also joked with us through the tense times. I really enjoyed meeting with her. Even when news was disappointing, I preferred hearing it from her.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
If you like her, stay with her. If she is not your style, find someone who you are comfortable with. This is an emotionally taxing endeavor. You might as well enjoy the company of your doctor -- you will be with him/her often.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She was always optimistic though realistic. She also checked in with me via email -- even on her time off.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I was on high dose meds. Limited success with first round of IVF ( ET successful but no resulting embryo or baby).
Describe your experience with your nurse at Northern California Fertility Medical Center. (Assigned nurse: My nurse care coordinator changed about 4 times during my process. I cannot remember. This is my only real complaint (other than no baby).)
I had 4-5 different nurse coordinators throughout my rounds. They came and went frequently so it was hard keeping track. That is my one complaint (aside from not getting pregnant -- yet).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
4 IUIs , 1 canceled IUI, and 1 IVF ~ about 23K
What specific things went wrong at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
  • Lost appointments
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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9
Age
42 - 43
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Diagnosis
9
She was very receptive to continued questions even while I was still considering whether to commence treatment.... she never had an, "I'm the doctor" attitude, but instead would point out where the research/result might be ambiguous or not applicable to my situation ... Dr. Lovely provided her email address for "any questions" at the end of the consultation & exam. ... Dr. Lovely always responded promptly to my emails.
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Age
42 - 43
Treated
2018 - 2019
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Diagnosis
9
How was your experience with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
She was very receptive to continued questions even while I was still considering whether to commence treatment. One example: I spent a lot of time reading research materials in medical journals. When I would mention or ask her about one study or another, she never had an, "I'm the doctor" attitude, but instead would point out where the research/result might be ambiguous or not applicable to my situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center?
Dr. Lovely provided her email address for "any questions" at the end of the consultation & exam. At first I was hesitant to use it, but quickly found this was the quickest and surest way to receive answers to my questions. Dr. Lovely always responded promptly to my emails.
Describe the protocols Laurie Lovely used in your cycles at Northern California Fertility Medical Center and their degree of success.
I do not know the results yet, but the proposed protocol is as follows: Cetrotide 250 mcg or Antagon 250 mcg, 5 doses Menopur 75 IU, 20 vials Gonal F or Follistim 3000 IU (9-10 pens) Lupron 2-week kit hCG 10,000 IU, one vial
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I haven't had much interaction yet. So far they have been responsive to my inquiries.
Describe your experience with Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
I found emailing my doctor directly was the best way to get concrete information. I wish I had access to a specific treatment timeline in advance so I could plan my work & personal schedule/events. My understanding is they do not give this to you until the month you are to actually commence stimulation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Laurie Lovely at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
Self-pay egg freezing is $7,700 per cycle/retrieval
Describe Laurie Lovely's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Northern California Fertility Medical Center.
n/a
9
Doctor
Laurie Lovely
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Roseville
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